30 days in Africa Itinerary

30 days in Africa Itinerary

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30 days in Africa Itinerary

George, South Africa
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Harare, Zimbabwe
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
Windhoek, Namibia
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 15​min
Hurghada, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h
George, South Africa

5
days
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Get in touch with nature at Cape of Good Hope and Table Mountain National Park. Head to Greenmarket Square and Shimansky Jewellersfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach, stroll through Clifton Beaches, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and hike along Platteklip Gorge.

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George to Cape Town is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Okavango Delta.

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Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Boulders Beach ©
Boulders Beach

2
days
Okavango Delta, Botswana

Okavango Delta ©
Listed as a World Heritage Site, Okavango Delta represents a sanctuary for a rich and diverse animal and plant life, which continues to attract swarms of tourists, adventurers, and nature lovers.
On the 13th (Sun), stroll through Okavango Delta.

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Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Okavango Delta takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Cape Town in May, expect nights in Okavango Delta to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. On the 14th (Mon), you're off toVictoria Falls.

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Okavango Delta
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Okavango Delta ©
Okavango Delta

4
days
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls, a Zimbabwean town near the eponymous waterfall, serves as one of two prime gateway points to the majestic cascade and its surrounding national park.
Get in touch with nature at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Victoria Falls. Spend the 16th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, race across the water with a speed boat tour, look for gifts at Cultural Vibes Music Shop, and explore and take pictures at Crocodile Ranch.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Victoria Falls visit planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Okavango Delta to Victoria Falls in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Victoria Falls can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Harare.

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Safaris
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
day
Harare, Zimbabwe

Harare ©
Regarded as the nation's leading commercial, financial, and communications center, Harare attracts tourists with its modern architecture mixed with British colonial influence and traditional African flair.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Matobo Hills and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Harare holiday planning tool .

Getting from Victoria Falls to Harare by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Victoria Falls, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Harare, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Harare

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums

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Matobo Hills
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Matobo Hills ©
Matobo Hills

1
day
Windhoek, Namibia

Windhoek ©
Located in the heart of the country, Namibia's capital city Windhoek receives a constant influx of tourists, in part because of its international airport.
On the 20th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve and then explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon Nationalpark.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Windhoek trip planner .

Fly from Harare to Windhoek in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Harare to Windhoek due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Windhoek

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Fish River Canyon Nationalpark
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NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark ©
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark

4
days
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Get some cultural insight at Pyramids of Giza and Islamic Cairo. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Giza (Khafre's Pyramid & Great Sphinx). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Khan Al-Khalili, see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cairo journey planner .

You can fly from Windhoek to Cairo in 12 hours. The time zone difference moving from Western African Time (WAT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Windhoek in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairo: highs are around 38°C and lows about 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Shopping

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Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Islamic Cairo ©
Islamic Cairo

3
days
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

An enviable location on the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula and year-round warm weather boost tourism in Sharm El Sheikh and make it one of Egypt's premier travel destinations.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Shark's Bay Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Na'ama Bay and The Heavenly Cathedral. There's much more to do: stroll through Ras Um Sid, enjoy the sand and surf at The Stable, and admire all the interesting features of Ghibli Raceway.

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Getting from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairo in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Sharm El Sheikh. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

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Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach

2
days
Hurghada, Egypt

Originally a small fishing town on the Red Sea coast, Hurghada developed into Egypt's premier beach destination thanks to its year-round sunny weather and world-class dive sites.
On the 29th (Tue), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina and then kick back and relax at Sharm El Naga.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hurghada day trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Marrakech.

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Sharm El Naga ©
Sharm El Naga
Hurghada Marina ©
Hurghada Marina

3
days
Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech ©
You won't run out of things to do in Marrakech, a city where you can spend days exploring grandiose palaces and mosques, photogenic gardens, sacred tombs, and traditional mansions that evoke a bygone era.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Marrakech Souk and Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret. There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fnaa, admire the landmark architecture of Ben Youssef Madrasa, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Marrakech itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hurghada to Marrakech takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Hurghada in May, with highs in Marrakech at 36°C and lows at 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Elizabeth.

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Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Marrakech Souk ©
Marrakech Souk
Medina of Marrakesh ©
Medina of Marrakesh

few
hours
Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Port Elizabeth ©
The sprawling city of Port Elizabeth, nestled on the scenic Algoa Bay, draws visitors with its sandy beaches, mild climate, and an enviable location as the gateway to the famous Garden Route.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Shamwari Game Reserve.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Port Elizabeth trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Marrakech to Port Elizabeth. The time zone changes from Western European Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Marrakech in June: highs in Port Elizabeth hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

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Shamwari Game Reserve ©
Shamwari Game Reserve

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